Sloppy tater tots

Do you ever get in the mood, where you start thinking about what if ?

Like, what if I were to put honey in my rice, chocolate on my French toast, or sloppy joe into my tater tots?

Suddenly you realize the what-if has now turned into a meal all by itself, and you run through the house yelling at the top of your lungs, ” I did it! I did it!”.

Ignore the blank stares from the dogs and cats; they simply don’t understand culinary creativity.

If you really think this through, sloppy joes, are rich, hearty, and satisfying all by themselves.

You simply take away the bread and substitute tater tots; crispy, warm, melt-in-your mouth tater tots.

The final dish comes together by adding fresh thyme to the sloppy joes and layering the tater tots, sloppy joes, and cheese. Repeat until all you have prepared is used up, sprinkle some cheese on top, pop it in the oven to heat it through.

Try not to drool too much while you wait at the oven door with fork in hand, waiting for that magical moment when the dish is ready to dive into!

A little sour cream on top, completes the dish, I mean, a little sour cream makes everything better.

This meal will feed a family, and the best part is that it is budget-friendly and hearty enough to fill up those hungry stomachs as the weather outside turns colder.

AboutLong Ears Farm

My passion for life is baking and creating in the kitchen.
From canning fresh produce and fruit each summer and fall with my grown children to
Flipping thru magazines and trying those impossible dishes.
However I always know that I can rely on the old family tried and true recipes.

I have written many cookbooks over the years, you can order them directly at, The cookbooks have reminded me that I always go back to finding my true self in the kitchen, when I am covered in flour, lost in baking or making the biggest mess ever in the kitchen.
Sometimes my kitchen looks like a tornado hit it! And I have a really small space lol.

Now that the kitchen and i have finally found our groove we are able to further the journey with sharing my recipes, thoughts, and kitchen wisdom with the world!
Gone are the days of rushing into the house after a long day at work, and trying to beat Betty Crocker at her own game , tirelessly trying to whip up a nutritious and delicious meal for the family, making it look effortless and taste good too!
Many a night was spent in my work coat cooking dinner, as I had not taken the time to take it off.
Straight to the kitchen , a glass of wine and my favorite casserole dish I went.
This is partly the product of being brought up on a salad, main entrée, with a ton of side dishes, and of course a home baked dessert!

However it was survival of the fittest for my kids as they grew up.
You had one chance to eat dinner, and if you chose to sit there and pout over the broccoli on your plate, many nights when dinner was over, you went hungry.
Ahhh those were the days, the days when parenting was free spirited and fun!

I hope you enjoy what I share with you, and if you ever find yourself looking for a little bit of those tried and true recipes feel free to check out my cookbook, there's something in them for everyone!

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